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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57550808/4-dead-17-hurt-when-train-hits-texas-vets-parade/

Damn, not good. You have to wonder who messed up there.



Nov 16, 2012 at 01:44 AM
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I learned something new today. A co-worker was passing through BWI recently, when Southwest announced a flight caryying over 100 WWII vets was approaching the gate, and asking that people come and welcome them. She said dozens of people converged on the gate, American flags were handed out, clapping and cheering. Lots of active duty were present that she thinks were just passing through the airport at the time, not an organized meet.

Sounded very moving, lots of tears. She said it was particularly touching to see the reactions of the active duty personnel when a WWII vet thanked them for their service.

I Googled and learned that it was an Honor Flight. Since 2008, Southwest has been flying vets to DC for free to visit the memorials.

http://www.honorflight.org/
http://www.honorflight.org/programs/lone-eagle.cfm
http://reidmiddleton.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/a-lone-eagle-honor-flight-experience/

I never heard of this program before. Go to the links and donate, maybe even volunteer to be an escort (a Guardian).

(Make sure you only go to honorflight.org, there are a couple of other similar URLs that are for-profit).

Mark



Nov 16, 2012 at 01:54 AM
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Thanks Mark, for bringing that to our attention. What a wonderful organization. Makes me want to fly Southwest more often!


Nov 16, 2012 at 02:16 AM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
I finished up a 16 hour day with 15 million dollars in Kenworths and trailers..................

Somewhere, Burt Reynolds is seeing this and grinning



Nov 16, 2012 at 02:43 AM
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futurshox wrote:
I know exactly where you mean, Jim, and I have wondered the same thing myself! Looks like a good spot to pitch camp if they're landing to the north. Might have to have a nosey. here is a link to the Google map of the area; top left is Bergstrom, bottom right is COTA. A little left of where Burleson/Elroy road crosses 130 is where we would want to be, I think. There's a few dead-end roads and driveways about there which we might be able to hang out in.

Many years ago I did try to see what I could
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There is a spot to the east of the runway that allows you basically right up to the fence, but as Jo said it's GA mostly, nothing like the stuff Jay has been "expressing" lately. That said most of the times that I have flown Southwest out of ABIA they take off using that runway.



Nov 16, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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Jeff W. wrote:
Excellent work Jo. What is the size of this calendar? The "Product Details" link was not working for me. Thank you.


It has 11x8.5 images on top, with the calendar dates on the other half. It's also a very nice, rugged build.
warning: cheapy iphone pic coming








Nov 16, 2012 at 03:02 AM
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JWilsonphoto wrote:
Thanks Mark, for bringing that to our attention. What a wonderful organization. Makes me want to fly Southwest more often!


I fly Southwest whenever I can. They're good people, and the prices are pretty competitive, too.



Nov 16, 2012 at 03:20 AM
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On a Southwest flight from Sacramento-Las Vegas-Houston, we were loading PAX in Vegas. I was in the rear of the cabin with the lady flight attendant standing behind my seat. A group of six came to the rear to sit in the twin rows of facing seats (emergency exit). One couple was probably 60+ year old parents with two couples who were probably daughters and sons-in-laws in their 40's. They were all around 6' tall and all weighed about 250, and all 6 looked alike. The men allowed the women to sit down, then as each male bent over to get their seat, the male behind him made gyrations like the ol' 8th grade gym goose move (if you know what I mean). After the second gyration, the flight attendant startled me by nearly touching my left ear with her lips whispering "Southwest needs to raise their fares to attract a higher caliber of clientele".

Ray



Nov 16, 2012 at 03:46 AM
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astrobrian wrote:
Somewhere, Burt Reynolds is seeing this and grinning



"Westbound and down..................." What if those trailers were filled with Coors? Makes me sad to see Sally Fields in anything these days, remembering her in the Firebird. Then again, I'm not getting any younger either..........



Nov 16, 2012 at 04:43 AM
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I can picture that Wrei.....uh unfortunately!


Nov 16, 2012 at 04:45 AM
 

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FlyingPhotog wrote:
I think it's "normal" since the wheel rotation gets "snubbed" before the gear retracts. Can't say I've seen it that pronounced before though.

Might be time for a brake job on that baby.


Might have just had a brake job in actuality...most of the heavies now use carbon instead of steel. When the brakes are "applied" by the retract sequence, carbon dust is what you are probably seeing. Cheaper and mo' better to operate.



Nov 16, 2012 at 06:41 AM
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Thanks Brian!


Nov 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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Very nice Jo!!


Nov 16, 2012 at 01:05 PM
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Welcome dtw, thanks for the insight!


Nov 16, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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I was at the Dayton airport on Saturday, 10 Nov, doing the greeting as they came off the plane. They close the airport security gate about 8 usually, so you have to get there early to get a gate pass, and the plane lands about 10:17m if not a few minutes early.

Twenty-seven vets from WWII, seven vets from Korean War on this flight. I first found out about the greet program of Honor Flight last month when the paper ran an article saying they were looking for people to come out. Many of them are active duty, they'll bring their kids out as well. First, there's the line up from the gate, and then when they get downstairs, they are convened into a group, and the military folks march out in front of them, then as they approach the reception area, they split out and form two lines, and salute the veterans in to the reception. There are also JROTC, Young Marines, from many of the local high schools, families, friends, all to welcome them home. It's an awesome feeling to participate. October, there were about 100 people, November, there were over 225 people at the gate, they lost count this time.

The vets get to the airport here about 3am, and are on the go just about all day till the return flight.

Local PBS had a story about Honor Flight a while ago with the founder.

http://video.thinktv.org/video/1423787882/


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I learned something new today. A co-worker was passing through BWI recently, when Southwest announced a flight caryying over 100 WWII vets was approaching the gate, and asking that people come and welcome them. She said dozens of people converged on the gate, American flags were handed out, clapping and cheering. Lots of active duty were present that she thinks were just passing through the airport at the time, not an organized meet.

Sounded very moving, lots of tears. She said it was particularly touching to see the reactions of the active duty personnel when a WWII vet thanked them for
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Nov 16, 2012 at 01:52 PM
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Superb, NOC. That's one tough looking Marine in the first photo.


Nov 16, 2012 at 02:13 PM
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Gladiators of VFA-106 making a precise mid-field break at NAFEC.




Mid-Field Break

  Canon EOS 7D    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    160 ISO    +0.3 EV  




Nov 16, 2012 at 06:37 PM
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Thanks Tony. He definitely looks like someone I would not want to be in my face chewing me out!

anthonysemone wrote:
Superb, NOC. That's one tough looking Marine in the first photo.




Nov 16, 2012 at 07:46 PM
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p.3401 #19 · p.3401 #19 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Ever heard of the Douglas XB-19? Me, neither. A look at this video might explain why: in its first landing attempt the largest airplane in the world (until the Convair B-36) almost got away from its test pilot.




Nov 16, 2012 at 08:31 PM
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I really enjoyed your post NightOwl Cat and msalvetti!!

As you said, Honor Flight is a great organization!!!! I cannot say enough good about them and what they do. I have been helping them as a photographer at the events for 3 years now. I live in Spokane, WA. I suppose all of the chapters do it differently, but here, there is a group of photogs that take pics at the departure, the 2nd day back in DC and the arrival. We then put all the pics together and out head photog makes a DVD that we give to each of the vets that went on that trip. It is so great to spend time with some of the great men and women that our nation has ever known. The stories that they tell will bring tears to your eyes. They were just "the boys" doing their job. And they would do it again!!

I am way late getting my pics up, but a few of them are here, http://ront.smugmug.com/Honor-Flight-INW

Also as already said, a HUGE HAND to Southwest for all of the free tickets. I have very high respect for them!!

Ron





NightOwl Cat wrote:
I was at the Dayton airport on Saturday, 10 Nov, doing the greeting as they came off the plane. They close the airport security gate about 8 usually, so you have to get there early to get a gate pass, and the plane lands about 10:17m if not a few minutes early.

Twenty-seven vets from WWII, seven vets from Korean War on this flight. I first found out about the greet program of Honor Flight last month when the paper ran an article saying they were looking for people to come out. Many of them are active duty, they'll bring
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